How to say ‘Happy New Year’ in 20 languages

Wherever you are in the world, make sure you welcome in 2015 in style! Here we have the translations for ‘Happy New Year’ in 20 different languages

Afrikaans: Gelukkige nuwe jaar / Voorspoedige Nuwe jaar

Arabic: (helol alseneh aljedīdah) حلول السنة الجديدة

Bulgarian: Щастлива Нова Година (Štastliva Nova Godina)

Catalan: Feliç Any Nou

Chinese:

Mandarin: xīn nián kuài lè / gōng xǐ fā cái

Cantonese: sàn nìhn faai lohk / gung héi fáat chōi

Hakka: sin ngien kwai lok / giung hi fat coi

Shanghainese: sin ni kua loq / kong shi fuh ze

Danish: Godt nytår

Esperanto: Feliĉan novan jaron

French: Bonne Année

German: Guten Rutsch

Greek: Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Ετος (Eutukhismeno to Neo Etos) / Καλὴ χρονιά (Kalí hroniá)

Hindi: नये साल की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें (Naye sāl kī hārdik śubhkāmnayeṅ)

Irish: Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Duit

Italian: Felice Anno Nuovo

Japanese: akemashite omedetō gozaimasu

Malay: Selamat Tahun Baru

Polish: Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku

Portuguese: Feliz Ano Novo / Próspero Ano Novo

Russian: С наступающим Новым Годом (S nastupayuščim Novym Godom)

Spanish: Feliz Año Nuevo / Próspero Año Nuevo

Welsh: Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

9 replies
  1. Paul D. says:

    In Vietnamese is: Chuc Mung Nam Moi (means: Good Wishes for New Year). By the way, Chinese way of saying Kong Xi Fa Cai is refers to Lunar New Year but not Solar New Year!
    Cheers

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  2. Juri says:

    On russian it will be more correctly like “С Новым Годом!”
    “наступающий” means, that New Year is going to occur (after 1-2 days)

    On estonian: “Head uut aastat!”

    Swedish: “Gott Nytt år!”

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